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Forum: General FSJ Tech Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By babywag
Don't ignore rule out rear axle bearings...

Don't ignore rule out rear axle bearings either.
Losing a shaft @ speed is no fun!
They don't always exhibit typical bearing growl and bearing noise can travel/be deceiving.
I lost one once and...
Forum: Wanted 05-27-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 147
Posted By babywag
I have one in a block in garage I can pull and...

I have one in a block in garage I can pull and drop in mail if ya want/need one still?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-27-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By babywag
I would suggest just installing whatever is...

I would suggest just installing whatever is needed to make it look the part.

I know folks in CO that have passed with inoperable smog pump air systems.
Even in CA they don't test the smog pump is...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-27-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By babywag
Yep behind shock top of rail...however, with that...

Yep behind shock top of rail...however, with that coating it is unlikely you will find/see it?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-27-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 169
Posted By babywag
I prefer to use burritos :thumbsup:

I prefer to use burritos :thumbsup:
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-27-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 169
Posted By babywag
lol... a cat definitely reduces stank. my...

lol...
a cat definitely reduces stank.
my youngest HATES exhaust smell.
She noticed reduced stank immediately after a new CAT was required on my 90 to pass smog.
I didn't notice difference but she...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-26-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 626
Posted By babywag
Yep...that spring pic says it all. Get some new...

Yep...that spring pic says it all.
Get some new ones.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-26-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By babywag
I've had ~5 or 6 down to just frames early &...

I've had ~5 or 6 down to just frames early & late models.
Front by shock towers and rear above axle tube is the only place I have found/seen them.
Left or right side but never both sides..
Some had...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-26-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 88
Posted By babywag
It won't be the full VIN, just last sequential...

It won't be the full VIN, just last sequential number set of VIN.

It is hard to find and see them.
Usually front one is right behind the shock tower on top of rail.
You will not be able to view them...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-25-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By babywag
iirc I used a long 4x4 across top leaf. spring...

iirc I used a long 4x4 across top leaf.
spring installed on front post and left shackle/spring eye bolt out on rear eye but shackle installed on rear post
support rear spring close to where it would...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-25-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By babywag
For rear lift springs I have always used a jack...

For rear lift springs I have always used a jack and blocks wood.
This "flattens" them a bit and allows you to get bolts in.
They are shorter due to the added arch.
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-23-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By babywag
Nice... The belt situation would bother me though.

Nice...
The belt situation would bother me though.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-23-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 169
Posted By babywag
Yes! A CAT will reduce both stink and noise. If...

Yes! A CAT will reduce both stink and noise.
If you don't weld or have access to one exhaust band clamps are the way to go for installing one. Save the labor $$ vs. a shop doing it for you.

The...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-21-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By babywag
There was only one color woodgrain on late models...

There was only one color woodgrain on late models 89-ish to 1991.
Aftermarket has several different colors/patterns.

Unless you stumble on NOS you won't find anything that is exact OEM stuff.
Pick a...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-15-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,933
Posted By babywag
Indeed very strange times. The whole lockdown and...

Indeed very strange times.
The whole lockdown and especially mask thing sux.

Neither of them will prevent the virus or keep people "safe".
It is only to reduce strain on unprepared health care...
Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-15-2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,933
Posted By babywag
lol no different than other CNN...

lol no different than other CNN "panels" but yeah CNN ya gotta laugh.

Folks have been warning about a pandemic since the 90's.
Thanks to politics and stupidity. here we are.
Even Bush was worried...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-13-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By babywag
dorman help has nylon bushings that work. it's a...

dorman help has nylon bushings that work.
it's a multipack of various sizes
used them a few times over the years...
found the part number on forum via google search
Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-13-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,933
Posted By babywag
My spidey-sense tells me trying really hard to...

My spidey-sense tells me trying really hard to sell her new book.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-12-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,933
Posted By babywag
Be sure to do your own research... The...

Be sure to do your own research...
The "documentary" is loaded with questionable information and the "Dr." has a less than stellar background.
It fits nicely into the conspiracy theorist playbook...
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 05-12-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By babywag
Be sure the shift lever has actually fully...

Be sure the shift lever has actually fully re-engaged 4wd HI?
It may need a good push, some lube on linkage, or adjustment.

Severely worn engine and/or transmission mount(s) may also be a...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-10-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By babywag
I have found a very harsh stomp on pedal...

I have found a very harsh stomp on pedal frequently "unsticks" valve.
My 88 has done it a couple times when I knew no air was in system.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 05-05-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By babywag
They make simple brass adapters for metric/bubble...

They make simple brass adapters for metric/bubble to sae/double flare.
Or just hack off flare/remove fitting/install metric fitting/reflare.
Forum: Street & Performance 05-03-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By babywag
I made my own... Probably spent less than...

I made my own...
Probably spent less than $50?
http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=184294
Forum: Build Threads 05-01-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,697
Posted By babywag
IIRC I returned it and got an NOS one from...

IIRC I returned it and got an NOS one from zmjeeps??
Pretty sure BJs charged me a restocking fee too...insisting that they had never heard of the issue before.
But more than one member told me they...
Forum: Build Threads 04-30-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,697
Posted By babywag
I brought up the incorrect "BJs" sender...

I brought up the incorrect "BJs" sender 10 years ago...
Other people verified same problem.
It's not "correct" vs OEM.

Aftermarket crap. I have a video from 10yrs ago on youtube hahaha
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